the Rapid Heli-Integrated Neutralizing Offensive Vehicle (R.H.I.N.O.)

Another in a long line of two-in-one GI Joe devices, the Rapid Heli-Integrated Neutralizing Offensive Vehicle (or R.H.I.N.O. for short) is a powerful ground transport that has a miniature helicopter mounted inside, ready to spring forth at a moment's notice!

Both components of the R.H.I.N.O. (the ground vehicle and the helicopter) feature 'weapon ports', which allow the R.H.I.N.O.'s weapons to be easily transplanted between components, and onto separate locations on the same vehicle even. It has these functions:

C
Gd 10
S
Rm 30
B
Rm 30
P
Ex 20

Armored Construction: the R.H.I.N.O. is built with a hardened, solid steel frame, shrapnel-resistant passenger covers, and all-terrain, self-sealing tires, providing it the Body score listed above, and the indicated Protection for the many passengers riding within.

Box Launchers: the R.H.I.N.O.'s heaviest weapons are its two repositionable box rocket launchers. Each is loaded with three projectiles, and all six can be fired at a single foe if necessary. These inflict +1 CS damage if two hit, and +2 CS damage if four hit a single foe:

C
Gd 10
S
Am 50
B
Ex 20
Damage
Remarkable (30) Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Communications Array: the R.H.I.N.O. is equipped with an extremely powerful, gigahertz-frequency, frequency-wobbler radio system. This makes for Good (10) communications power (with a 2,500 mile range) that has Remarkable (30) ranked signal encryption - not bad at all, that.

Halogen Lamps: these twin lamps, mounted on front of the R.H.I.N.O., are powerful light casting implements capable of producing Remarkable (30) illumination. This helps to deal with night conditions, and can provide an improvised blinding attack under certain (surprise) conditions.

Helicopter: the R.H.I.N.O. has an integrated mini-helicopter within its frame, which it can elevate via helipad and launch to provide its own air support in a pinch. This vehicle has several weapon ports, and the following vehicular statistics:

C
Ex 20
S
In 40
B
Ex 20
P
Gd 10

* Wing Guns: in addition to any weapon port armaments it may have at the time, the R.H.I.N.O.'s helicopter also has two wing-integrated miniguns. Twinned, they may be fired to inflict Excellent (20) Shooting damage in a short burst, +1 CS in a sustained burst.

Machine Guns: the R.H.I.N.O. is equipped with two machine guns, each of which can be positioned in a variety of locations - either on the ground or air vehicle. They can be fired to inflict Excellent (20) Shooting damage in a short burst, +1 CS fully automatic.

Rocket Launcher: in addition to its two box launchers, the R.H.I.N.O. also has a tertiary, single-load projectile launcher as well. This device can be moved about the R.H.I.N.O.'s various weapon ports as well, and its projectile has these statistics:

C
Gd 10
S
Am 50
B
Ex 20
Damage
Remarkable (30) Edged Attack (fragmentary)

Weapon Ports: The R.H.I.N.O. has multiple weapon attachment points on each component. The helicopter has six (two on the nose, two on each wing), and the ground transport has eight (rear corners, mid rear walls, sides, front right corner, and helipad mount).

Extra Goodies:

the R.H.I.N.O. Classic Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the R.H.I.N.O.:

  2005